A beautiful rough piece of rose quartz from our collection of rocks and minerals. The top which has been lightly polished has been cut into the shape of a point.
Rose quartz crystallises in masses meaning its crystals grow tightly together to form one large mass. Individual crystals in rose quartz have never been found. They do occur in a slightly different variety but the chemical makeup of this mineral is slightly different. To distinguish one from the other it tends to be referred to as pink quartz.
The exact shade of pink in rose quartz can vary from one stone to the next. It's generally quite cloudy so when used for gemstones is rarely faceted.
Although the colour of pink quartz is sensitive to light, rose quartz is generally believed to be more stable. With that sad, some stones have been known to lose colour over time. We therefore recommend keeping rose quartz away from direct sunlight.